Saturday, August 18, 2012

German Chocolate Cake

Today is Mr. RK's birthday.  Our family tradition is that you get the dinner and dessert of your choosing and he chose tamale pie (no surprise there, he picks that every year) and German chocolate cake.  I doubled my German chocolate cupcake recipe but used shredded coconut instead of wide chip.  

Friday, August 10, 2012

Blackberry Ricotta Cornbread

I saw this recipe on a blog, The Best Remedy, and thought it was a wonderful combination of flavors.  Since I had all of the ingredients on hand, I felt compelled to "veganize" the it and bake up a batch.  I have tons of blackberries ripening in my garden, most of which I'm freezing for use later, because there is no way we can eat them all now.  I also have most of that container of Tofutti non-dairy ricotta sitting in my fridge as well as an ear of corn.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

First Tomatoes of the Season

I picked our first ripe tomatoes of the season.  Just a handful of cherry tomatoes and one little Roma, but still it's exciting, at least for a gardening geek like me.  The first tomatoes always taste amazing, probably because you've been waiting so long for them to ripen...but more likely it's that they ripen on the vine.  Last year was such a disaster, most of our plants died from some sort of mold.